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Car Parking in Salzburg? We give you some free advice about parking rates, car parks and p+r locations around the city. Salzburg's city center is a beautiful historic area, and a popular destination for visitors to Austria. The city center is located in the Altstadt (Old Town) area, and is home to many historic landmarks, museums, restaurants, and shops.

Parking in Salzburg

The old town of Salzburg is mainly a car-free zone with possibities for short-term parking. For a longer stay you can use one of the (multi-storey) car parks or the P+R parkings on the outskirts of the city.
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SALZBURG : ON-STREET PARKING (Innenstadt, Riedenburg and Lehensüd)

Central Area
Pay Times
Charge and Stay
Monday to Friday
09:00 - 19:00
€ 1,50/hour
Max. 3 hours
09:00 - 16:00
3 hours FREE
with blue P-disc
Sunday/Public Holidays
Free parking


In the blue zones around the city center parking is free of charge with your international blue disk on Monday-Friday from 09:00-19:00 and on Saturday from 09:00-16:00.


If you prefer long-term parking, the car parks in the centre are the best options. Parking rates are € 2.00-2.50/hour.


Cheap parking is available on the two Park + Ride facilities (€ 5.00/day).
p-europeP+R Salzburg Messecentrum (near Highway A1)
p-europeP+R Salzburg Süd (near Highway A10)
Bus transport to the city center is available.

Events in Salzburg

Some of the biggest events in Salzburg :
  1. Salzburg Festival - This is a world-renowned festival of music and drama that takes place every year from late July to late August. It includes opera, theater, and classical music performances by international artists.

  2. Mozart Week - This is an annual festival that takes place in late January and early February to celebrate the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who was born in Salzburg. The festival includes concerts, operas, and other events.

  3. Christmas Market - Salzburg's Christmas market is one of the oldest and most traditional in Europe. It takes place from late November to December and includes festive stalls selling handmade crafts, food, and drink.

  4. Salzburg Easter Festival - This is an annual festival that takes place in the week leading up to Easter. It includes opera and classical music performances, as well as other cultural events.

  5. Sound of Music Festival - This is a biennial festival that celebrates the classic movie "The Sound of Music," which was filmed in Salzburg. The festival includes sing-alongs, film screenings, and other events related to the movie.

  6. Rupertikirtag - This is a traditional autumn fair that takes place every September in the Old Town of Salzburg. It includes fairground rides, food and drink stalls, and traditional music and dancing.

  7. St. Rupert's Fair - This is a traditional spring fair that takes place in the second half of September. It includes a parade, food and drink stalls, and traditional music and dancing.

Popular tourist Attractions in Salzburg

  1. Hohensalzburg Fortress - This is a large fortress perched atop a hill overlooking the city. It is one of the largest medieval fortresses in Europe and offers breathtaking views of the city and the surrounding mountains.

  2. Mirabell Palace and Gardens - This is a beautiful palace and garden complex that was built in the 17th century. The gardens are a popular spot for a leisurely stroll and offer great views of the city.

  3. Salzburg Cathedral - This is a stunning Baroque cathedral that was built in the 17th century. The interior is adorned with beautiful frescoes and artwork, and it is the site of many musical performances throughout the year.

  4. Mozart's Birthplace - This is the house where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in 1756. It has been converted into a museum dedicated to his life and works.

  5. Getreidegasse - This is a picturesque shopping street in the heart of the Old Town. It is lined with historic buildings, shops, and restaurants.

  6. Salzburg Museum - This is a museum that tells the story of Salzburg's rich history and culture. It includes exhibits on art, music, and local traditions.

  7. Hellbrunn Palace and Trick Fountains - This is a palace that was built in the early 17th century as a summer residence for the Archbishop of Salzburg. The palace is famous for its trick fountains, which are water features that surprise and delight visitors.